Hailing from Brisbane, Jake grew up dancing, before playing semi-professional football. In 2019, after a near-death experience while snowboarding in Japan, he quit his corporate job and moved to the UK to be a Stand-Up Comedian. While in London, he landed a series-regular role on In the Trade, a mini-series averaging 1 million views an episode. After 2 seasons, COVID halted production and Jake was forced to move back to Australia.
At ACA he has performed the roles of Brack in Hedda Gabler, John in Speaking in Tongues, Derek in A Conversation, King Edward in Richard III, various roles in The Laramie Project and The Boy in Antigone. He also directed Michael Gow’s Toy Symphony, which received rave reviews. Externally, he’s collaborated with Belgian artist, and ACA alumni, John Fabry, to create independent physical theatre company TOI, which had its debut production, ICHOR, earlier this year, and enjoyed huge success.
A writer, director, producer, stand-up comedian and actor with several professional credits already under his belt, Jake’s excited to make and take work that satiates his passion for entertainment.
He is appearing in the new Sport for Jove production of Timon of Athens in which he will take on a variety of roles.